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Giant (starring Elizabeth Taylor)

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Giant, starring Elizabeth Taylor*, Rock Hudson & James Dean, movie poster

 Giant (1956) (DVD) Directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor*, Rock Hudson, James Dean and others, including Dennis Hopper (Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Easy Rider (1969), Blue Velvet (1986)), Carroll Baker (Baby Doll (1956), The Carpetbaggers (1964), Andy Warhol’s Bad (1977)) and Mercedes McCambridge (All the King’s Men (1949), Johnny Guitar (1954), The Exorcist (1973)). Giant, an epic drama of more than  3 hours, was James Dean’s last film; in fact, Dean died in a car accident during post-production work on the film.

Giant looks at, among other themes, racism, the family, morality and aging, and the, then, new-found, exorbitant wealth brought about by the American oil-producing industry.

Elizabeth Taylor is wonderful as Leslie Benedict, Rock Hudson is quite good as her husband, Texan cattle-rancher Jordan “Bick” Benedict, James Dean is in full flower of Method Acting as Jett Rink, Dennis Hopper, as Taylor and Hudson’s son (!!), Jordy, seems, on the other hand, out-of-place.  George Stevens won the Academy Award for Best Director, for Giant, in 1956.

*It should be noted, sadly, that Elizabeth Taylor, died today at the age of 79.  Here is link to images of Elizabeth Taylor, found on Google.

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Martin Scorcese: The 11 Scariest Horror Movies Of All Time

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 29 October 2009

Now that many of us here have mysteriously turned our collective clocks back one hour thus welcoming the dark of night at a frightfully early hour, and with a nod towards holiday marketing, filmmaker Martin Scorcese has shared with us his list of the eleven scariest horror movies of all time, to be viewed, preferably, while one is alone in a large, dark, unfamiliar house.

You’re certain to recognize some of the titles, others perhaps not.  Here’s the list: 1)The Haunting; 2)Isle of the Dead; 3)The Univited; 4)The Entity; 5)Dead of Night; 6)The Changeling; 7)The Shining; 8)The Exorcist; 9)Night of the Demon; 10)The Innocents and, naturally, 11)Psycho. 

Surprised?  Startled?  Aghast?  Well, the inimitable Daily Beast has all the gory details, including clips from each of the films.  What more could one ask for?

“11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time”, by Martin Scorcese, in the Blogs & Stories section of The Daily Beast.

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